The world of football is stunned. The beloved and respected captain of Fiorentina Davide Astori died at the age of 31.
A sudden disappearance that caused a huge emotion in the world of football. In Italy, his homeland in which he has always evolved, the championship games have been postponed … and the tributes rain down.
His teammate in the national team, living legend of the Italian sport Gianluigi Buffon has published a poignant message on his account Instagram, in which he greets the memory of a “great man well.”
“Hi dear Asto,” begins the Italian porter in this message, accompanied by a photo where the two men exchange pennants before a match between their two teams. Buffon then explains that he is not used to publicly expressing his feelings towards someone but this time, he “wishes to make an exception to (his) rule”. “Because you have a young wife and relatives who are suffering, but especially because your little girl deserves to know that her dad was a good man … a great man,” wrote the goalkeeper of Juventus.
“You were the best expression of an old, outdated world, where values such as altruism, elegance, education and respect for others were the most important, well done, you were one of them. the most beautiful sportsmen I met, “adds Gigi Buffon
But the Italian goalkeeper is not the only one to pay tribute to Davide Astori. Carlo Ancelotti, Andrea Pirlo, Paulo Dybala, Radja Nainggolan, Sergio Ramos, Rudi Garcia and many other Italian and non-Italian players saluted the memory of the 31-year-old.
Many international clubs have also expressed all their sadness and amazement after the announcement of the death of the Italian. Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain, Olympique Lyonnais and others have issued a message of support for the family of Davide Astori, praising his memory.
According to the Gazzetta dello Sport, Astori was found dead in his bed by one of the masseurs of Fiorentina, who went up to his room after noticing his absence at breakfast.
The announcement of his death caused a very strong emotion in Italy, where all the clubs of Serie A quickly posted on the social networks messages of condolences and support to the family of the player, father of a young daughter of two years.
“A boy who loves football and life, who grew up with us, AC Milan is shocked by the tragic death of Davide Astori, a tremendous pain and our most heartfelt condolences to his family and Fiorentina”, so writes AC Milan, the training club of Astori. “Today there are no colors, but only great pain,” wrote Juventus Turin.